Friday, November 6, 2009

Thanks Be to God

Though troubles come and troubles go
amidst this life of joy and tears,
while things we love and things we know
are sometimes lost to grief or fears;
yet always in the heart remains
the memory of sacred strains,
of truth eternal, joy divine,
and gifts bestowed by God's design.

In hope, we take the leap of birth.
In thanks, we dwell upon the earth.
In death, all things must pass away,
but all will be restored one day;
when mortal pain and sorrow cease,
when every soul is moved to sing,
then all shall bow and all embrace
the grace of Savior, Lord, and King.


Michelle said...

thank you, thank you for your sweet comment and poem Sue.

I love this poem too. You are such a treasure!

jen said...

thank you, such a beautiful words to begin this holiday season with gratitude!

Amy said...

So suiting after the tragedy in TX. Such wonderful thoughts for the beginning of this season.

jen said...

This post goes great with Natalie's today. Event though there is so much tragedy in the world, there is still so much to be grateful for.
Thanks for the reminder.

Carolyn said...

All I can say is amen.

Thank you.

Darlene said...

Interesting rhyming meter. I really loved it....a little of everything.

Thanksgiving is going to be quite different for us this year. We will be alone and I will be thinking of all of you up there when we are eating our parker house rolls and pumpkin pie. Maybe you ought to write a poem about them.

I am in a weird mood today and your Thanksgiving poem helped. Thanks

karen said...

Beautiful Sue! As always...

Beck said...

So beautiful.
Thank you VERY much for your kind, thoughtful comments this past week - they've meant a lot.

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, Sue, this is just beautiful. Very fitting for right now. Thank you so much for sharing!


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